Japan sumo wrestling to resume after scandal
Called ‘The Emperor’s Sport,’ the art of Sumo is supposed to embody the Japanese spirit. It’s a 1,000-year-old tradition that remains popular to this day.
However, earlier this year, a match-fixing scandal rocked the Sumo world. Wrestlers were caught using text messages to fix matches. As a result, the spring tournament was cancelled.
One disgusted veteran manager said sumo without honor is just “pigs colliding”. 25 wrestlers and managers were found guilty of match fixing and kicked out of the sport for life.
This was not the first time that Sumo has been sullied. In past scandals, wrestlers were caught using marijuana or betting on baseball.
Normal competition will resume in July. Maybe some changes are needed to bring this ancient sport into the modern era.
Pop quiz: does anyone know how Sumo wrestlers train?
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